Marketplace | Season 36, Episode 12 | Mar 27, 2009 | 22:21

The Price Cut Promise

Erica Johnson cuts to the chase about cut-rate deals on furniture and appliances. The offer may be discount goods during bleak times, but Marketplace reveals high-pressure sales and high extra costs with plenty of strings attached.

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Marketplace - Easy MoneyFeb 6, 2009 | 22:22Marketplace Easy Money Video
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Marketplace - New Home NightmaresJan 9, 2009 | 22:17Marketplace New Home Nightmares Video
Marketplace New Home Nightmares Jan 9, 2009 | 22:17Wendy Mesley teams up with celebrity contractor Mike Holmes to investigate a homebuilder in an Ontario suburb. She unravels a tale of poor construction, flawed inspections and a weak warranty program that could leave new homebuyers helpless. Also: Is Ticketmaster double-dipping?
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Marketplace The Trouble with Fake Guns Feb 27, 2009 | 22:13Erica Johnson examines the growing menace of imitation handguns — BB guns and pellet guns that are made to look just like the real thing. Also: Is the EPFX still allowed to be sold in Canada?
Marketplace - The Secret History of CarsJan 16, 2009 | 22:23Marketplace The Secret History of Cars Video
Marketplace The Secret History of Cars Jan 16, 2009 | 22:23Erica Johnson cracks open the secret history of used cars with a test that uncovers shocking holes in car history databases. Also: Are our new food label laws good enough?
Marketplace - The Price Cut PromiseMar 27, 2009 | 22:21Marketplace The Price Cut Promise Video
Marketplace The Price Cut Promise Mar 27, 2009 | 22:21Erica Johnson cuts to the chase about cut-rate deals on furniture and appliances. The offer may be discount goods during bleak times, but Marketplace reveals high-pressure sales and high extra costs with plenty of strings attached.
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Marketplace Seven Sins of the Marketplace Apr 3, 2009 | 22:24Wendy Mesley and Erica Johnson reveal seven secret signs to watch for so you don't get ripped off.
Marketplace - Generation CellphoneJan 23, 2009 | 22:22Marketplace Generation Cellphone Video
Marketplace Generation Cellphone Jan 23, 2009 | 22:22Wendy Mesley reveals new evidence about possible health risks facing the newest generation of cellphone users: children. Also: Do you really need to pay $150 to clean your food?
Marketplace - How Not to Buy a PuppyMar 6, 2009 | 22:21Marketplace How Not to Buy a Puppy Video
Marketplace How Not to Buy a Puppy Mar 6, 2009 | 22:21How much do you know about that puppy in the window? As Wendy Mesley reports, some store-bought puppies may have a sick and secret history. Also: Do stores live up their code when the price is wrong?
Marketplace - How Not to Win $500,000Feb 13, 2009 | 13:23Marketplace How Not to Win $500,000 Video
Marketplace How Not to Win $500,000 Feb 13, 2009 | 13:23Erica Johnson reveals how a sweepstakes offer to win big money from Reader's Digest magazine may end up costing some people thousands of dollars.
Marketplace - Lawless LoansMar 13, 2009 | 22:21Marketplace Lawless Loans Video
Marketplace Lawless Loans Mar 13, 2009 | 22:21As big banks crack-down on credit, loads of loan companies are popping up on the internet. Seems anyone gets approved. And as Erica Johnson reveals, seems everyone gets ripped off. Also: Is there now less sugar in kids' cereal bowls?
Marketplace - Miracle Makers or Money Takers?Jan 30, 2009 | 22:22Marketplace Miracle Makers or Money Takers? Video
Marketplace Miracle Makers or Money Takers? Jan 30, 2009 | 22:22Erica Johnson tests a $20,000 machine that promises to fight disease – and questions its controversial inventor.
Marketplace - Power of PersuasionMar 20, 2009 | 22:20Marketplace Power of Persuasion Video
Marketplace Power of Persuasion Mar 20, 2009 | 22:20Wendy Mesley investigates the tactics used by door-to-door energy sales people, and reveals the truth they don’t tell you when it comes to your bills and their companies.

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